Youth development

Funding required: $29,570

This project will help: 165 youth in Beringin village, East Kalimantan province, in Indonesia

Child development centres impacted: ID-508

Estimated completion date: January 2021


This initiative will allow the Tuhiq Jaji Compassion centre to provide quality training in a number of vocational skills to about 165 young people. These youth will have the chance to choose from at least seven different classes including bakery, computers and graphic design, farming, music, screen printing, mechanics and electronics, according to their abilities and interests. By training in these skills, young people will have the chance to get good jobs and lay a solid foundation for their future goals.

Help empower young people in Indonesia with skills training.

The problem

The majority of people living in Beringin village are the Dayak indigenous people of Kalimantan island. In much of Indonesia, and especially in rural areas, such as Beringin village, access to vocational training is limited. While the local Compassion centre has informal programs for youth to explore their interests, they do not have the resources to offer professional courses to help them pursue their dreams. Many of the adults in this community are uneducated or dropped out of school early, and don’t have the resources to equip their children for the future. Without good training and employable skills, young people in Beringin village will struggle to find jobs and will ultimately end up repeating the cycle of poverty.

What is provided through this gift:

  • Skilled tutors for each of the seven classes: bakery, computers and graphic design, farming, music, screen printing, mechanics and electronics
  • Tools and equipment, including:
    • 5 laptop computers
    • Musical instruments, including a set of drums, guitars and a keyboard
    • Sound equipment, including monitors, speakers, microphones and a digital mixer
    • Screen printing equipment and five dozen plain t-shirts
    • Lathe machines, safety goggles and safety shoes
    • Tool kit and steam solder for mechanics workshop
    • Farming equipment, including five robin engines, water hoses and valves


  • Local contribution: US$603.05 in materials, equipment and transportation fees
  • Monitoring: Compassion centre staff will be responsible for monitoring the progress of each student.
  • Handling of funds: The Centre director will be responsible for purchasing equipment and hiring tutors for each class.
  • Follow-up: The goal is for each student to become proficient in at least two out of the seven areas they can train in, to position them to respond to the demands of the job market. By the end of next year, our partners hope to have created a sustainable youth development program that can become a permanent component of their services.

No less than 80 per cent of your donation will be used for program activities and a maximum of 20 per cent for fundraising and administration. If we exceed our funding goal for the initiative shown, the remaining funds will be used to fund other programs where the need is greatest.